The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 11, 1968 · Page 6
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• By HAL BOCK f of the New York Mets enjoyed t They'll never pin a square tap brief tenure as the National's en Willie MeCovey, San Francisco's symbol of the swinging sixties. "I'm up there to swing," says the big first baseman, "and that's what I do." And when Willie swings, he doesn't need any musical help. MeCovey hammered a three- run-home run Friday night, leading the Giants to a 64 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. In other National League games the New York Mets dropped the Chicago Cubs 5-1, Atlanta shaded Los Angeles 2-1, Pittsburgh edged Philadelphia 2-1 and Houston at St. Louis was rained out. MeCovey also had a walk and ny League's top RBI man. . Swoboda unloaded • a three- run shot—his first homer this month-thai carried the Mets past Chicago. It was his eighth homer and gave him 22 RBIs. Tommie Agee also homered for the Mets, his first. * * * , Jerry Koosman and Cal Koonce combined for a two-hitter with Koosman winning his fifth game. Ferguson Jenkins, 4-2, took the loss. Zoilo Versalles' seventh-inning error with the bases loaded gave Atlanta its winning run as the Braves topped the Dodgers. Singles by Clete Boyer and Sona sacrifice and an a double Friday night and now has two homers, two doubles, a single and four walks in his last nine-trips to the plate. The homer was his ninth and the^-three runs batted in' gave hiirf-24 for the season—both figure* tops in the majors. Mc- CovSy, off-to one of'his-strong- est -starts, is batting .330-fifth besCin the National League. T$[e Giants hopped on George Culyer for three runs in the second~inning and then MeCovey's shot- against reliever Ted Abernathy in the fifth gave Gaylord Perry a comfortable bulge. It was~the fourth straight loss for theJReds. Until MeCovey swung into ac- Mon'Friday night, Ron Swoboda intentional walk to Felipe Alou had loaded the bases for the Braves. , It was the seventh 2-1 game in which the Braves have been involved in this season Nothing 'Square About This Man's 'Swinging 1 1 Veale escaped a bases-loaded jam in the seventh but ninth-in- singles by Rich Allen and they're starting to get to Man- j Bil f whi f e ,; rou g ht Face in frflm ager Luman Harris. | fefi bu!!pen John Briggs stfuck - ;.'!. wish the players would get| ou t ant i a ft er Roberto Pena sin- some hits or start managing,", gler j one run jn, Face fanned said Harris. "This 2-1 stuff is! clay Dalrymple to end it. getting too much for me." Bob Veale, who had dropped three one-run decisions, finally won one "with ninth-inning help from EIroy Face getting the Pirates past the Phillies. Run-scoring singles by Jerry May and Carl Taylor with two out in the sixth inning snapped a scoreless tie. By ED SCHUYLER JR. Associated Press Sports Writer Tiger fans, turn off the alarm. Al Kalihe is awake. The Detroit star awoke from his slumber at the plate Friday night, and gave Washington pitchers a nightmare as he led]leader. the Tigers to a 12-1 victory and In other AL games, the Chiea- into first place hi the American League. Kaline went into the game- with a season batting average of go White Sox edged Oakland 2-1 Cleveland blasted Baltimore 12- singled and scored on Bill Free- ban's homer in the second. The Tigers scored four runs in eacl of the first two innings and 0, the New York Yankees edged made things easy for right-ban Boston 24 and California and | der Denny McLain, who ran his Minnesota split a twi-night dou- .228, one home run and two runs j bleheader, the Angels winning batted in. He came out 'with a I the opener«3-0 and the Twins the .250 average, two homers-and eight RBIs. The 33-year-oia outfielder hit a three-run homer, doubled in two runs and singled home another. The homer for Kaline, now in his 16th season, was his 306th and tied him with Hank Greenberg as Detroit's all-time nightcap 6-5. "I was just trying for a sacrifice fly to bring in the man on third," Kaline said of his record-tying homer which came with two men on in the. fourth inning. Kaline also doubled home two runs and scored on the first and record to 5-0 as Detroit replacec Baltimore in first place. The White Sox won their game in the ninth when Luis Aparicio singled, stole second and scored on Duane Josephson's single. Ken Berry hom- ered for Chicago and Jim Pag- liaroni got one for Oakland. Rich Reichardt broke a scoije- less tie with a two-run homer for California in the sixth inning ^ GARROTT'S PARROTS may sound humorous as a name serious business of getting ready for the junior high girls' the teams in the Y-sponsored organization. (Courier News fpf an athletic team but there was nothing lighthearted softball season now underway. Former YMCA director, J. P. Photo) about the way these young ladies recently went about the Garrott, umpiring the session, manages the Parrots, one of Blytheviile Golfers III Get To Play By Frank Ellis Courier News Sports Editor Weather can do strange things, good and bad. Thursday's state-wide moisture brought some good things to the Blytheville High School golf team. Little Rock experienced just enough liquid sunshine to force postponement of the state high school golf tournament from Friday until Tuesday. The delay has worked to the benefit of the Chickasaw link- sters. * * * Originally the BHS pitchers- and-putters were to have taken part in the state competition but a mix-up in entry deadline dates had apparently knocked the Mississippi Countians out of the tournament. However, Coach Dan Rains received notification yesterday morning that his squad, and the five others which had also missed the deadline, will be allowed to participate. Dan's facetious remark that he had done a rain dance all day Thursday hasn't been verified but he did express pleasure at the ruling from the Arkansas Athletic Association office. ' * * « "I'm very happy at the an- swuncement from Johnnie Burnett and our players are, too," Bains said. "We plan now to leava here on Monday as they usually have a practice round before ihe meet on Tuesday. "We'll be taking Berry Bishop and John Rose as our representatives (they topped the .qualifying in it ipwial M-boltl match at Blytbeville Country Club late last week) and John Germain and Terry Gurley to serve as caddies." The stale contest is a 36-hole medal play event. * * * Rebsamen Park will be the scene of the matches. According to Rains, 16 triple- A schools will field teams. There will also be competition among the AA and A class institutions, Rains said. 'plus one bogey and for two rounds has more birds — 12 — than any other player here. 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Reggie Smith's two-out single drove in the tying run for Boston in the sixth. ASU SLC Crown in one victpry of capturing the Southland Conference baseball championship Friday with a 5-1 triumph over Lamar Tech. The Indians and Cardinals met for the title today in the double elimination tournament. Arkansas State entered the finals undefeated needed only one victory in two chances to wrap up the crown. COURIER NEWS PAGE SDt Saturday, May 11, 1968 title. Tech had a 583 team total 15 shots better than runner- Tech stayed alive by ousting (up Arlington. Trinity had 599, Trinity 3-1 after Trinity had Arkansas State 640 and Abilene - •-- 668.. Tech, the defending champi- eliminated Abilene Christian 31. The conference track and field meet got under way Friday with finals in four events. Abilene Christian, seeking its fifth straight title, led the scoring with 20 points followed by Lamar Tech with 14. Arlington and Arkansas State had 12 each and Trinity 6. Thomas Gill of Arkansas State equaled the conference record in the preliminaries of the 120-yard high hurdles with 14.4 clocking. Clyde Glosson of .Trinity set records of 9.4 in the 100-yard dash and 21.0 in the 220 pre- iminaries. In the four finals, Davis Parsons of Abilene won the discus with a toss of 167-7%; Dee- Wayne Gray of Arlington won Ihe long jump wth a record cap of 23-1%; .Gary Hobson of Ablene won the pole vault with a record 15-8%; and Doug Boone of Lamar Tech won the 3,000 meter 9:18.5. steeplechase in In golf, Mike Garrison of Lamar Tech won medal honors with a three-over-par 143, sending Tech to its fifth straight Hockey NHL Playoffs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Friday's Results No games scheduled Today's Game Finals St. Louis at Montreal, Montreal leads best-of-7 series 3-0 on, and Trinity furnished all the finalists in the conference tennis tournament. Trinity leads in team scoring with 16 .points followed by Lamar with 14, Arkansas State with 4 and Arlington and Abilene with 2 each. Wins Don't Always Pay By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Baltimore-finally-won its first , game in the North American Soccer League but remained in •"_ last place; Chicago also has only ; * one victory but is in first place. ; The. difference is the divisional setup of the league. In Friday night's action, Bal- ,. timore nipped Detroit 2-1 for a 1-5-1 record but remained in the basement in the Atlantic Division behind league-leader Atlanta, which topped Boston 1-0. Chicago, with its 1-1 tie against St. Louis, moved into the top spot in the Lakes Division with a 1-3-4 mark. Chicago has 30 points to 27 for Detroit. Points are awarded on the basis of a victory or a tie and number of goals scored. SEATTLE (AP) -The Seattle SuperSonics picked Mike Warren of UCLA and Bud Ogden of Santa Clara in the National Basketball Association's supplemental draft. 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